Southwest Airlines To Give Employees Gratitude Pay Following Travel Crisis

(Dallas, TX) — Southwest Airlines is giving some employees a bonus following last month’s travel crisis. The Dallas-based airline says pilots will receive about 45-million-dollars in “gratitude pay” after a software meltdown led to the cancellation of tens of thousands of flights. Flight attendants and other Southwest workers will receive bonuses as well. The payments come as the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association plans to vote on a potential strike in May.